Important resources (Tapestry of Faith)
In "," a Tapestry of Faith program
Carolyn McDade Music
Crystal Spring Earth Learning Center
76 Everett Skinner Road
Plainville, MA 02762
In Canada: 89 Green Street, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 2G1
CDs, songbook, and info about her projects and concerts.
Dances of Universal Peace
Sufi Islamia/Prophecy Publications
65 Norwich Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Wonderful collections of spiritual songs with dances. They come from many faiths and traditions, with a strong emphasis on the Sufi faith, a mystical branch of Islam.
Woodstock, NY 12498
How-to tapes and videos on learning folk and jazz instruments. Also contains tapes on yodeling and singing in harmony, as well as Ysaye Maria Barnwell's exceptional set, Singing in the African American Tradition.
My website features multicultural essays, a catalog of published octavos, books, and CDs, plus info on my sings and workshops.
People's Music Network (PMN) and Children's Music Network (CMN)
These related organizations offer support to folk musicians involved in progressive politics. They publish magazines and offer regional and national gatherings with workshops and concerts. Pete Seeger helped launch both organizations.
29 Derby Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Tara publishes hundreds of songbooks and recordings representing the great diversity of music within the Jewish tradition. Their catalog is a must!
Transcontinental Music Publications
838 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Collections of sacred and secular Jewish music, including octavos for children's choirs.
Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network
E-mail: uumn @ uumn.org
UUMN offers support for music-related issues, including a booklet on staff policy recommendations for church musicians. The network's summer music conference is always informative and fun.
RD1 Box 668
Plainfield, VT 05667
Larry Gordon and Patty Cuyler offer summer chorus camps for youth. They rehearse early American, Bulgarian, South African, and Renaissance music for a week, and then tour New England for two weeks. They also offer camps in Soviet Georgia, South Africa, and Bulgaria, as well as publish songbooks and sell their CDs.
World Around Songs
Rt. 5 Box 398
Burnsville, NC 28714
Small folksong collections, available since the 50s, containing music of many cultures. Appropriate for sing-a-longs with people/children of all ages.
World Music Press, Judith Cook Tucker, publisher
P.O. Box 2565
Danbury, CT 06813-2565
Judith Cook Tucker publishes excellent songbooks, CDs, and octavos of music from many cultures. The books are well researched and written with the classroom teacher and music specialist in mind. Highly recommended for anyone interested in exploring the music of many cultures with children.
1208 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
Huge supplier of songbooks, instruments for children, and recordings. Highly recommended.
Zamir Choral Foundation
P.O. Box 109 Planetarium Station
New York, NY 10024
Every summer, the Zamir Choral Foundation co-hosts a conference on Jewish choral music in the Catskills of New York. It is always wonderful.
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Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
- Spirituality and the Arts in Children's Programming
- Making Music Live
- About the Author(s)
- Chapter 1 - Where and How to Make Music
- Chapter 2 - Movement, Expression, and Creativity
- Chapter 3 - Four Simple Guidelines for Great Singing
- Chapter 4 - How to Choose a Song
- Chapter 5 - Song-Teaching Strategies
- Chapter 6 - More Song-Teaching Strategies
- Chapter 7 - Activities for Listening to Music
- Chapter 8 - Culture and Music
- Chapter 9 - Closing Thoughts Becoming Magnificent
- Chapter 10 - Resources